2015 – 2016: CED Seminars

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 Continuing Education on Demand (CED) Seminars section. You will find information on the different seminars, authors, and presentations presented during the year. Some presenters have elected to not have their presentations shared.

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September 29th & 30th 2015

Basic Power System and Symmetrical Components Calculations – Review
Electrical Engineering basis of analysis, formulas, data, per unit calculations, “rule of thumb.” Review of Fortescue theory and critical assumptions, unbalance system analysis (faults and voltage unbalance). Application, concerns and examples. Phase domain analysis of unbalance systems and comparison with Symmetrical Components methodology.
Presenter: Robert Spiewak
Robert M. Spiewak achieved BSEE equivalent from Krakow University of Technology, Poland (1988) and a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston (1996).  He has 25 years of professional experience, including extensive field and theoretical experience in Power, Petrochemical, Pipeline, IPP and OEM Industries for Onshore and Offshore applications.  Mr. Spiewak’s daily tasks include conceptual design, owner’s engineering, system and detail engineering, startup, maintenance and training.  His areas of interest include power system design, control, and steady-state/transient analysis, electric machines, and electro-mechanical drive system controls.  He specializes in industrial and power/utility applications, PAC systems, power system analysis, and special applications. With additional interest in renewable energy systems for islanded/microgrid applications, smart grid projects, and hybrid applications based on old and new energy technologies.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and he is a member of the PAS, CSS, PELS, and IAS Societies.  Mr. Spiewak was a Teaching Fellow at University of Houston teaching graduate and doctoral classes related to the industrial power systems engineering, design, protection, control, monitoring, instrumentation and communication.

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations – Appendix – A

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations – Appendix – B

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations – Appendix – C

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations – Appendix – D

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations – Appendix – F

2015-09-29 Basic Power System Comp Calculations_Rev0


 

October 20th & 21st 2015

UPS and Battery Systems
This presentation offers a basic introduction to AC UPS and DC system application considerations with a focus on system components, transfer schemes, configuration and function. Various UPS topologies presently utilized within the industrial power systems will be reviewed including advantages and disadvantages. This seminar is for those EE professionals involved in the electrical design, specification, system lay-out, trouble shooting and maintenance of UPS systems in an industrial environment.
Presenter: Gert Andersen
Gert Andersen has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and over 30 years of industry experience. Through the course of his career he has held various roles related to the design and manufacturing of AC UPS and DC systems for both nuclear and industrial application. From 1984 to 1988 he was an R&D engineer for Silcon A/S Kolding Denark in which he worked with integrated power modules used in UPS systems. From 1988 to 2010 he held various positions within Gutor Electronic LLC Switzerland ranging form R&D Manager, Technology manager, and quality manager. Since 2010 he has served as the CTO for Gutor.

2015-10-20 UPS & Battery Systems Handout 1A

2015-10-20 UPS & Battery Systems Handout 1B

2015-10-20 UPS & Battery Systems Handout 2


 

November 3rd & 4th 2015

Overcurrent Coordination for Industrial Applications
Learn about time-current curves (TCCs) and the associated characteristic curves for relays, molded-case breakers, etc. Define the time required between devices to achieve selective operation, how fault current variations affect timing, protection requirements for equipment and cables, and a process for coordinating and overall system.
Presenter Doug Durand
Doug Durand received his BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. Mr. Durand started his career in the Systems Planning department of West Texas Utilities before joining Brown & Root (now KBR) in 1987. He has worked in all phases of project execution from conceptual engineering to field commissioning. He is currently the Chief Electrical Engineer and lead of the Electrical Technical Services group for KBR’s Houston office. The group’s primarily tasks involve power system studies including short-circuit, load flow, static and dynamic motor starting, overcurrent coordination, underground cable ampacity, ground mat, arc flash, harmonic load flow, transient stability, and relay configuration/setting. Mr. Durand is a Professional Engineer (Texas), an IEEE member, and was the Assistant Technical Editor of the 1990 revision of the IEEE Brown Book (Std 399).

2015-11-03 Overcurrent Coordination Industrial Applications


 

November 17th & 18th 2015

Factory Equipment Testing of Single Lift Substation
This presentation examines the procedures and safety considerations for factory  equipment testing  of a single lift substation and its related SS system components.  Structured procedures are vital to assuring the systems have been properly fabricated in strict accordance with design specifications.  This presentation provides recommended procedures specific component applicable to MV-LV Swgr, MV-LV MCC, dc/UPS systems,  SS Automation, protection and communication etc.. This seminar is for those EE professionals involved in factory equipment testing of single lift substation and related SS system components.
Presenter Ronak Goswami 
Ronak Goswami received Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology in 2005 and in 2007 he received his Master degree in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University. After graduating from Lamar University, he joined Powell Electrical Systems Inc. as a Production Engineer. In 2013 he received his license as a Professional Engineer in Texas.  Currently he works as a Lead Electrical Engineer for Powell Electrical Systems Inc. He is a contributing and active member in the IEEE Houston Section’s Continuing Education on Demand seminars.

2015-11-17 Factory Equipment Testing of Single Lift Substation


January 26th & 27th 2016

Preliminary Electrical Analysis – Electrical Load List, Distribution System Design, & Studies
Discuss why an electrical load list (ELL) is needed and where the values are used. Review terminology, formulas and methodology. Discuss how an ELL is created, from using default values through to certified data. Propose an alternative to the ubiquitous spreadsheet ELL. Review the most commonly performed preliminary power system studies (load flow, motor starting, short-circuit) and how they are used in conjunction with the ELL to designing an industrial distribution system. Debate the benefit (or lack thereof) of performing preliminary overcurrent, transient stability, harmonic, and arc-flash studies.
Presenter Doug Durand
Doug Durand received his BSEE degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. Mr. Durand started his career in the Systems Planning department of West Texas Utilities before joining Brown & Root (now KBR) in 1987. He has worked in all phases of project execution from conceptual engineering to field commissioning. He is currently the Chief Electrical Engineer and lead of the Electrical Technical Services group for KBR’s Houston office. The group’s primarily tasks involve power system studies including short-circuit, load flow, static and dynamic motor starting, overcurrent coordination, underground cable ampacity, ground mat, arc flash, harmonic load flow, transient stability, and relay configuration/setting. Mr. Durand is a Professional Engineer (Texas), an IEEE member, and was the Assistant Technical Editor of the 1990 revision of the IEEE Brown Book (Std 399).
Presenter Mark Leyton
Mark Leyton received his BSEE degree from Texas A&I University at Kingsville, TX in 1981. Mr. Leyton started his career at the Dow Chemical Company at Freeport, TX. Leyton worked in several chemical facilities before ending up on the Dow central engineering group. In 1986 Leyton started working for several engineering companies starting with the M. W. Kellogg company as an EE working in all aspects of Petro/Chem specifications, procurement, engineering and design work. Then Leyton worked for Air Liquide designing air separation facilities  with motors up to 45,000hp before moving to high and very high voltage substation design while working for Sargent & Lundy and Burns & McDonnell. Leyton is currently working for BP. Leyton is a Professional Engineer (Texas), an IEEE member, and was the Assistant Technical Editor of the 1986 revision of the IEEE Red Book (Std 141).

Preliminary Electrical Analysis – Day 1

Preliminary Electrical Analysis – Sample Data

Preliminary Electrical Analysis – Day 2


February 9th & 10th 2016

Switching Transients and Transformer Failures
This presentation will examine recent transformer failures due to primary circuit breaker switching transients, the severity of damage caused by the voltage surge and common factors contributing to the failures.  Reviews EMTP switching transient case studies of contributing factors including circuit breaker current chop /re-strike contribution to transformer failures. Design and installation considerations will be addressed along w/ techniques and equipment that have proven successful in mitigating breaker switching transients. This seminar is directed to those EE professionals involved in the design, specification, implementation  and protection of critical industrial power systems with inherent characteristics associated with switching transient events.
Presenter David Shipp
David Shipp, PE, (S’72-M’72-SM’92-F’02-Life F’14) received the B.S.E.E. degree from The Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA in 1972.  He recently retired from Eaton Corporation’s Electrical Services and Systems where he was a Principal Engineer and prior to that, spent 26 years with Westinghouse doing similar responsibilities.  He presently is a consulting engineer and a Life Fellow Engineer in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has spent many years performing the engineering work associated with his present-day capabilities, which include a wide range of services covering consulting, design, power quality, arc flash, grounding, switching transients and power systems analysis topics. He has written over 90 technical papers on power system analysis topics and another 10 for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Approximately 20 technical papers have been published in IEEE/IAS international magazines and two in EC&M.  Several papers have been awarded prize paper designations.  Mr. Shipp is currently a key member of the IEEE I&CPS-sponsored Working Group on generator grounding.  He is very active in IEEE at the national level and helps write the IEEE Color Book series standards.  He occasionally serves as a legal expert witness.
Presenter  Tom Dionise 
Thomas J. Dionise, PE, (IEEE S ’79, M ’82, SM ’87) is a Power Quality Advisory Engineer with Eaton Corporation in the Power System Engineering Department.  He has 33 years of power system experience involving analytical studies and power quality investigations of industrial and commercial power systems.  In the metals industry, he has specialized in power quality investigations, harmonic analysis and harmonic filter design for electric arc furnaces, rectifiers and VFD applications.  He is an instructor for Eaton’s Power Quality Monitoring Class and Harmonic Analysis Class.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Chair of the Metal Industry Committee, and member of the Generator Grounding Working Group.  He has co-authored 30 technical papers on various power quality topics, including a paper on harmonic filter design for an electric arc furnace that received the 2011 IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications 2nd Prize Paper Award.  Tom has served in local IEEE positions, and had an active role in the committee that planned the IAS 2002 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in PA, and received a MSEE from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984 and a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University 1982.

2016-02-09 – Switching Transients & Transfomer Failures


 

February 23rd & 24th 2016

Industrial SS Comm
In today’s power system, LAN architecture and cyber security are more important than ever. This seminar will focus on understanding IEC 61850 Edition 2 requirements when developing an Ethernet LAN with redundant architecture with respect to time synch resolution and zero recovery time. NERC CIP compliance, RBAC, RADIUS authentication and the impact of LOGIIC (Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity) which is an ongoing collaboration of oil and natural gas companies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate focused on improving cybersecurity in the oil and natural gas sector.
Presenter Rich Hunt 
Rich Hunt is a Market Development Leader with GE Digital Energy, focusing on IEC 61850 solutions and strategies for protection and control systems. Rich has over 25 years’ experience in the electric power industry with both utilities and solution providers. Rich earned his BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Tech, is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the Main Committee of the IEEE Power System Relaying Committee, the U.S. representative to the CIGRE B5 Technical Committee, and is a registered Professional Engineer.

Asset Management – Day 1

Asset Management – IEC61850_Overview_and_Application – Day 2


 

March 8th & 9th 2016

Instrument Transformers
This seminar will review of burden calculations, ratio specifications, accuracy classes/parallelograms, voltage class (nominal vs basic impulse levels), rating factors, application, selection, and construction of instrument transformers.
Presenter Frank Lopez
Frank Lopez received a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and holds an Electrical Contractor License in the State of Florida.  Frank started his career in the  US Navy where he maintained shipboard power system switchgear and generators.  Upon completion of serving the US Navy, Frank’s career shifted into the utility industry where he has over 30 years of experience.  He worked for Tampa Electric Company for over 22 years and for Progress Energy, Florida (Now Duke Energy) for just over 8 years.  At Tampa Electric his duties ranged from installing, troubleshooting single phase applications to poly phase commercial/industrial applications to sub-station interconnection ties.  Moved into  supervision over Tampa Electric’s metering operations.  At Progress Energy, he supervised and managed meter technical services.  His currently holds the position of Instrument Transformer Application Engineer for General Electric.  In this position he supports GE’s sales team and Customers with technical and application support.

 


 

March 22nd & 23rd 2016

Starting Large Motors
Review induction and synchronous motor operation and effect on starting method selection. Equivalent circuit for start and operation. Reviews starting techniques for AC motors: direct-on-line, captive transformer, autotransformer, capacitor start, wye-delta, solid-state soft start, Adjustable Drive System (ASD), “pony driver” starting, and adjustable V/f isolated bus starting. Starting method selection (limited power and other restrictions).
Presenter Robert Spiewak
Robert M. Spiewak achieved BSEE equivalent from Krakow University of Technology, Poland (1988) and a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston (1996).  He has 25 years of professional experience, including extensive field and theoretical experience in Power, Petrochemical, Pipeline, IPP and OEM Industries for Onshore and Offshore applications.  Mr. Spiewak’s daily tasks include conceptual design, owner’s engineering, system and detail engineering, startup, maintenance and training.  His areas of interest include power system design, control, and steady-state/transient analysis, electric machines, and electro-mechanical drive system controls.  He specializes in industrial and power/utility applications, PAC systems, power system analysis, and special applications. With additional interest in renewable energy systems for islanded/microgrid applications, smart grid projects, and hybrid applications based on old and new energy technologies.  He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and he is a member of the PAS, CSS, PELS, and IAS Societies.  Mr. Spiewak was a Teaching Fellow at University of Houston teaching graduate and doctoral classes related to the industrial power systems engineering, design, protection, control, monitoring, instrumentation and communication.
Presenter Roy Cosse
Roy E. Cossé, Jr. (BSEE1968/MSEE1972), forty-five years Electrical Engineering application experience in upstream, downstream, offshore, and petrochemical industries. Experiences encompass conceptual design, detailed engineering, training, startup, maintenance and operations with power system analysis specialty. A professional engineer registered in Texas (inactive) and Louisiana. Since 1995, founder/presenter of IEEE Houston Continuing Education seminars. Co-authored and presented IEEE PCIC and Pulp and Paper conference technical papers/tutorials.  Mr. Cossé is a Chevron Senior Staff Electrical Engineer.

2016-03-22 - IEEE CED - Starting Large Motors Seminar

Starting _Large_Motor_Presentation_MAR2016-Rev1

 


April 12th & 13th 2016

NFPA 70E
This course reviews the standard and changes that appear in the NFPA 70E -2015 version. The presentation will address the safety-related work practices and procedures that employees, supervisors, and owners need to understand to avoid electrical tragedies on the job.  Topics to be reviewed include comprehensive safety program considerations, intent and limitations of PPE (NFPA 70E), hazard risk analysis and arc flash and arc flash mitigation strategies.   This seminar is for anyone involved in the design and implementation of comprehensive electrical safety procedures and programs.
Presenter Jim Bowen
Jim Bowen, (Fellow ‘10) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 1976. After working for SIP Engineering as a Power Engineer for three years, he joined Exxon Chemicals in 1979. His duties included maintenance, project design, construction follow-up, and commissioning for the petrochemical and cogeneration processes in the US and Europe. In 1997, he joined Powell Electrical Manufacturing Company, as the Technical Director, where he provided leadership in the design development of medium-voltage switchgear and circuit breakers. In 2009, he joined Dashiell Corporation as the Vice President of Advanced Technical Services, where he worked to advance the concepts of safety by design into the high-voltage substation. In 2010, he joined Aramco Services Company, Houston, TX, USA, as a Power System Technologist. His current role includes investigating technologies that can be applied by Aramco to improve safety, reliability, and profitability. Jim has presented at numerous technical seminars for the IEEE Houston Section’s Continuing Education on Demand. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
  • NFPA 70E - 2015 IEEE Houston Section CED Spring 2016

NFPA 70E Tutorial Rev 10 – Day 1 & Day 2